Can You Be Good Without God?

“Morality is 100 percent possible without religious belief,” Will Gervais clarifies. “Just look at Scandinavia, where you see some of the least religious, most peaceful, most cooperative societies in the history of humankind.” “And yet,” he adds, there is still a paradox. “The intuition that moral evildoers must be atheists seems to persist, even among atheists in largely secular countries.” That many religious persons see morality as only contingent upon a divine being troubles some atheists.

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